right-hand

adjective
\ ˈrīt-ˌhand How to pronounce right-hand (audio) \

Definition of right-hand

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : situated on the right
3 : chiefly relied on his right-hand man

right hand

noun

Definition of right hand (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : the hand on a person's right side
b : an indispensable person
2a : the right side
b : a place of honor

Examples of right-hand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge walked through the visitors’ clubhouse Sunday afternoon, carrying his bat in his right hand. Julian Mcwilliams, BostonGlobe.com, "Aaron Judge knows why Eduardo Rodriguez has made major strides this season," 9 Sep. 2019 Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez has been placed on the injured list with a fractured hamate bone in his right hand, the team announced on Sunday. Alaa Abdeldaiem, SI.com, "Indians Place Jose Ramirez on IL With Fractured Bone in Right Hand," 25 Aug. 2019 The robot, which was in the commander’s seat, holding a small Russian flag in its right hand, sent out a tweet shortly after the orbiting saying that the first part of onboard tests went as planned. Washington Post, "Russia sends robot into space to test out new booster rocket," 24 Aug. 2019 Footage of the spacecraft's interior shows Fedor crouched in place, clutching a Russian flag in its right hand. Jackie Wattles, CNN, "Russian humanoid robot named Fedor heads for the International Space Station," 23 Aug. 2019 Skybot F-850, which was in the commander's seat, holding a small Russian flag in its right hand, sent out a tweet shortly after the orbiting saying that the first part of onboard tests went as planned. Fox News, "Russian life-sized robot launched on mission to the International Space Station," 22 Aug. 2019 Steam rose from the cast-iron skillet clutched, with maniacal intensity, in her right hand, and water dripped from it onto the floor, where a cat soon appeared to lick it up. J. Robert Lennon, The New Yorker, "The Loop," 19 Aug. 2019 Ramjit waited, then put the ball in her right hand before winding up and delivering a solid strike to Orioles pitcher Tom Eshelman, who took a catcher’s position behind the plate. Pat Stoetzer, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Baseball: Local cricket star Lisa Ramjit aces first pitch at Orioles game," 12 Aug. 2019 In July of 2018, Tebow had surgery after breaking a bone in his right hand. Stephen Ruiz, orlandosentinel.com, "Finger injury cuts short Tim Tebow’s season with Mets’ top affiliate," 9 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of right-hand

Adjective

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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right-hand

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of right-hand

: located closer to your right hand : located on the right side
: made for the right hand

right-hand

adjective
\ ˈrīt-ˌhand\

Kids Definition of right-hand

1 : located on the right side
3 : relied on most of all He's her right-hand man.

right-hand

adjective
\ ˈrīt-ˌhand How to pronounce right-hand (audio) \

Medical Definition of right-hand

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : situated on the right

right hand

noun

Medical Definition of right hand (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the hand on a person's right side
2 : the right side

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